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Qualifying businesses in Moray receiving reduced bills

Press release   •   Jul 19, 2017 10:16 BST

BUSINESSES in Moray which applied for relief on their non-domestic rates are now receiving their reduced bills.

It’s taken just two weeks since Moray Council received the required software from its supplier, to test the product and begin processing applications for the 2017 Transitional Relief Scheme.

Qualifying businesses which are receiving reduced bills as a result of the scheme and have currently paid too much in instalments will also receive a refund on any overpayment. This will only apply to those who’ve been found to have paid too much based on the instalments on their initial rates bill.

Applications for the Transitional Relief Scheme are still being accepted by the Council, who’re reminding those who’re eligible to make a claim. This will largely affect businesses in the hospitality industry – including hotels and pubs - whose rates have increased by more than 12.5% in real terms following the revaluation of non-domestic rates, which came into force in April this year.

Full details of the scheme, including an application form, can be found on the Moray Council website.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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